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Did you know that our system of wind speed measurement has roots in seafaring history? Understanding wind speed was critical for sailors. Check out this video from the Little Shop of Physics ...Read more Brought to you by CMMAP
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11/3 On this date in 1957 satellite Sputnik 2 that carried a dog, named Laika, was launched into space Details
11/5 James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish physicist, died on this date in 1879 Details
11/7 Marie Curie, physicist and chemist, the first woman awarded a Nobel Prize, was born on this date in 1867 Details